St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Modern Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience in preparation for future life.  It is important that children are aware of the world that they live in and are able to communicate effectively with those around them.  At St Francis, we teach French throughout Key Stage 2, providing the children with the opportunity to practise speaking, writing and reading in another language. Through different activities, such as songs and games, we aim to instil in children a love of language learning and a curiosity about other cultures around the world.

 

Our French curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, through regular taught lessons using ‘Early Start French’. Children acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.  Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games.  As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.